Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal

Eighteenth-Century Fiction, a McMaster University journal

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anacharsisclootz:

Mrs. Jordan in the Character of Hippolyta, painting by John Hoppner.
Dorothea Jordan (21 November 1761 – 5 July 1816) was an Anglo-Irish actress, courtesan, and the mistress and companion of the future King William IV of the United Kingdom, for 20 years while he was Duke of Clarence. Together they had ten illegitimate children, all of whom took the surname FitzClarence.
This portrait shows her in one of her most popular ‘breeches’ roles in Cibber’s ‘She Would and She Would Not’, where she dresses as a young soldier to follow her lover to Madrid.

Spectacular!

anacharsisclootz:

Mrs. Jordan in the Character of Hippolyta, painting by John Hoppner.

Dorothea Jordan (21 November 1761 – 5 July 1816) was an Anglo-Irish actress, courtesan, and the mistress and companion of the future King William IV of the United Kingdom, for 20 years while he was Duke of Clarence. Together they had ten illegitimate children, all of whom took the surname FitzClarence.

This portrait shows her in one of her most popular ‘breeches’ roles in Cibber’s ‘She Would and She Would Not’, where she dresses as a young soldier to follow her lover to Madrid.

Spectacular!

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    I have only just remembered that there is a link between Dorothea and an earlier post of mine regarding House of Dun....
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    This frisky lady was Castlereagh’s favourite actress; he spent many evenings as a young man entranced by her trousered...
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    'Breeches' roles. :)
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    Spectacular!
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